I recently wrote a blog about the “T” word: Tickets, here. Today’s blog is about another word lawyers cannot use in front of the jury: Insurance. More specifically, that the defendant has Insurance. There is no automatic mistrial, but the courts often grant one. See Hollenbeck v Hooks. All injury and death cases start by…

Cancellation of an insurance policy is serious business.  It makes it much harder to get new coverage.  Increasing premiums just because of a single claim is also serious.  Both cancellations/non-renewals and premium increases are governed by Florida laws. FS 626.9541 contains a list of unfair claims practices which includes: 3 a. Imposing or requesting an…

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Daytona Bike week is around the corner.  Its an exciting time for bikers coming into the area.  Most will leave with great memories.  Experience tells us some will leave with most of their body parts, and some will not leave at all.  Some will lose friends and have damages to their motorcycles.  NHTSA estimates the…

Last week I posted a blog about Leaving Money on the Table.  Today, I am discussing something much more exciting and equally as interesting:  finding extra insurance money.  The starting point again is Uninsured Motorists coverage, also known as under-insured motorists coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage is like standby insurance in case you, a family member…

A young man I represented was involved in a horrific accident and lost a leg.  He was on his motorcycle and was run over from behind by a drunk driver.  Worse, the drunk driver was uninsured.  This was not surprising to me since in Florida about one in every four drivers are “uninsured.”  Chances are good that…

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